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Phil Sherrell looks at the Digital Single Market and the challenges it brings

Head of Bird & Bird's international Media, Entertainment and Sport sector, Phil Sherrell, discusses the Digital Single Market and the implications for media and technology companies.

APAC Sports Update 1: round one of the bout between infringers and rights holders...

Protecting the Crown Jewels For many companies in Asia Pacific buying sports rights from rights holders such as the FA Premier League ("FAPL"), those rights represent the crown jewels in a rights...

It’s looking glum for glee as British comedy club wins second trade mark appeal...

So what can be ‘glee’ned from the series of rulings in the long-running trade mark and passing off dispute between Comic Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox? Last month the Court of Appeal...

‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead

Copyright enforcement laws specify the remedies that rights holders can demand in cases of copyright infringement. These include demands to cease the infringement, to compensate for the loss, and to apologise....

English Premier League wins latest round in battle over satellite decoder cards

The state of play In the Murphy pub landlady case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that EU free movement rules prohibited contractual provisions which prevented viewers in...

Commission publishes Draft Regulation on Geo-Blocking

When launching its Digital Marketing Strategy in May 2015, the Commission highlighted that one of the major aims of the strategy would be to introduce clearer rules to enable businesses and...

Proposed revisions to the Audio Visual Media Services Directive

In response to the fast changing audiovisual media landscape, particularly the convergence of traditional, linear TV and content distributed via over-the-top (OTT) services (that is, services distributed via the Internet to...

VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike As the eSports juggernaut continues to gather momentum during 2017, one question that will be on the minds of both rights holders and broadcasters...

Airbrushing: reality or freedom of expression? A dilemma under Polish press law

In December 2016, Super Express, a popular Polish tabloid newspaper, published a story in which it accused Mr Marek Kuchciński – politician and current Speaker of the lower house of the...

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Rebel Wilson’s High Court defamation bid fails, bringing Wilson v Bauer...

Back in September 2017, Ms Wilson won her defamation claim against Bauer over several articles published in and on various Australian magazines and websites...

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